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 Bill Status of HB3340  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael W. Tryon - Kelly M. Cassidy - Barbara Flynn Currie, Laura Fine and Terri Bryant

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.866 new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.49 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Healthy Local Food Incentives Program to double the purchasing power of Illinois residents with limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Creates the Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund as a special fund in the State treasury for the purpose of implementing the Program. Provides that subject to appropriations, the Department shall make an annual grant of $1,000,000 from the Fund to a qualified Illinois non-profit organization or agency, which shall be distributed to participating Illinois farmers markets for the purpose of providing matching dollar incentives (up to a specified amount) for the dollar value of SNAP or WIC benefits spent on SNAP or WIC eligible food products at participating Illinois farmers markets and producer-to-consumer venues. Provides that the qualified non-profit organization shall have a demonstrated track record of (i) building a statewide network; (ii) designing and implementing successful healthy food incentive programs that connect SNAP recipients with local producers; (iii) implementing funds distribution and reporting processes; and other requirements. Provides that at least 60% of the monies deposited into the Fund shall be distributed to participating Illinois farmers markets for healthy local food incentives and program implementation; and that a maximum of 40% of the monies deposited into the Fund shall be used for statewide program development and other purposes. Requires the non-profit organization or agency to submit a progress report to the Department with certain information, including the impact of the Program on increasing the quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables consumed by SNAP and WIC families, as determined by customer surveys.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  2/26/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  2/11/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/23/2016HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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